Ruthven Park National Historic Site offers a grand setting for your upcoming wedding reception, ceremony, or bridal shower. Situated along the banks of the Canadian Heritage Grand River and surrounded by forest, ravines, and meadows, the site makes a perfect backdrop for your special day.
The stone 1840s/1850s Coach House holds a maximum of 100 people for dinner seating or can serve as an option for bar and dancing. For larger celebrations, your space can be augmented by an outdoor tent. The garden gazebo is a great backdrop for the ceremony and makes a perfect setting for a garden wedding.
The surrounding historic buildings, including the 1840s Greek Revival mansion, the towering surrounding trees and the views of the river provide a variety of opportunities and unique backdrops for your photographs. The grounds are expansive, and the parking is ample. Options are available for the ceremony and reception, the ceremony only, or for photographs only.
Ruthven Park provides the venue while you have the opportunity to augment the event by choosing your caterer, equipment, and supplies.
Please note that absolutely no drones are permitted on the site.
Amazing venue to hold an event or wedding! Kelly, Nancy and the rest of the staff were so helpful and cooperative. My daughter’s wedding was absolutely perfect! Thank you so much! -MOB, May 2019 Wedding
We had our wedding at Ruthven Park this August, I loved this venue SO MUCH! Kelly was attentive and wonderful to work with. By far the easiest to get a hold of and to get information from, from any of my wedding vendors. We had the venue for the entire weekend, Friday to setup, Saturday for the wedding and Sunday until 12 to tear down. It was so relaxed and amazing. Our photos are dreamy, and the venue was a huge part of that, the flowers and gardens are so beautiful, the buildings and textures of the walls are a photographer’s dream! You’re able to hire any caterer, vendors, and bring your own bar so this is an extremely cost-effective venue. It is honestly much more beautiful than a lot of the Niagara venues we looked at, and at a much lower price point, it’s worth the drive! – Ruthven Bride, August 2019
We had our wedding here in June of 2019. It was absolutely beautiful; the staff was so kind, and the day couldn’t have been better. Would absolutely recommend to anyone hoping to have a wedding in an affordable, beautiful setting surrounded by nature. – Ruthven Groom, June 2019
As a professional photographer I get to see lots of venues. I have been to hundreds actually! Ruthven is an amazing location to host your wedding or other event. The grounds offer more than enough space for ceremony and reception. There are more places anyone could need for epic pictures. And the staff are very friendly and accommodating. I have been there three times professionally now and every time in more impressed! – Zekar Photography 2019
2020 Wedding Facility Rental Package Rates
- Wedding Ceremony & Reception: $2500.00 + HST
- Reception: $1800.00 + HST
- Ceremony: $650.00 + HST
- Wedding Photography: $100.00 + HST
2021 Wedding Facility Rental Package Rates
- Please contact for 2021 rates.
Wedding Rental Timeline
Are you interested in having a ceremony and reception at Ruthven Park? We can most easily accommodate a full wedding on Saturdays. As per our site’s Facility Rental Agreement, you will have access to the Coach House for the following periods of time (see below). Please note that for ceremony only and reception only you only get access to the Coach House on Saturday only.
Friday, the day before the wedding – 12 pm to 5 pm (for set up)
Saturday, the day of the wedding – 9 am to 1 am
Sunday, day after the wedding – 9 am to 12 pm (for clean up)
Click on the following blogs to see weddings held at Ruthven Park.
- Wedding Bells
- Allure Photography
- Event Source
- Vandaele Wedding Portraits
- Jessica Dawdy Photography
- Praise Wedding
- Style Me Pretty (Inspiration Photoshoot)
- Chic Vintage Brides (Inspiration Photoshoot)
We invite you to check out our Pinterest account, where we have a board dedicated to weddings at Ruthven Park.
Please contact us for your copy of the wedding booklet – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – By change Saturday and Sunday (Oct 14 – Nov 3)
The Mansion: Tours by appointment only, groups of 15 people or more. Call for more information 905-772-0560
Christmas Tours: Public tours begin December 4 – 20th, Wednesday – Friday only; guided tours at 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm.
Bird Banding: Banding lab is open September 1 – November 7 for the fall migration. Sunrise until 12 noon, weather dependent.
Give us a call today or check out our website for more information 905.772.0560 or www.ruthvenpark.ca
Phone: (905) 772-0560
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0